New Warning Crib Bumpers are Dangerous

| October 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

Pediatricians Warn Crib Bumpers are Dangerous
Safe baby bedding recommendations have been changed once again according to the American Academy of Pediatrics on October 18, 2011. These recommendations are to help in the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The most recent addition to those recommendations is that for children under the age of one […]

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Can you be Friends with your Kids and Keep your Mom Card

| October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

I just heard a radio show that stated the fact that if your kid really liked you ALL of the time, you probably weren’t doing your job right.  It still amazes me, even at my kids’ young age, when they are surprised that it doesn’t bother me in the least if they are not happy […]

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Huge Increase Of Peanut Butter Prices starting this Month

| October 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

We all know that the price of food is increasing what feels like daily but, recent news about peanut butter was really alarming to me. The price of peanut butter, a long-time family favorite and a staple of the daily American diet, is expected to increase by at least 30 percent beginning Oct. 31.
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Meatless Monday Crock Pot Recipe: Zucchini Ziti

| October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back on the menu planning bandwagon… this week is presented with a request for attention to healthier recipes. Now, I will be honest, I gave this entirely too much thought. DO NOT fall into that trap. I don’t know about you when the time I give something too much thought is exactly the time it […]

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Garage Envy, tips to getting Organized starting with the messy garage

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

I am not organized.  I am aspiring to be organized.  Somewhere hidden deep, deep inside me is someone organized.  I would like to set her free, to allow her to roam the halls of a tidy home, to be able to walk in the middle of  the night to the bathroom without falling to the ground because she […]

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LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Review

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Leapfrog makes the best Tablet for kids
Voted Toy of the Year in 2012 ! Leappad Learning Tablet from Leapfrog is at the top of the Christmas toy list this year. Each year parents are pelleted with the famous “I want that!” exclamation after each new commercial for the latest toy. The Leappad Learning Tablet is […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! Summer may be coming to an end but there are deals to be had.

Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, if you live in an area that goes back after Labor Day) and most of the nation is back to wearing real shoes and opening their […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

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